More than just a game of football?
In February 2009, a group of Key Stage 3 teachers on a Tide~ global learning study visit spent ten days exploring issues in Cape Town and their relevance to creative approaches to the new secondary curriculum in England. The thinking and ideas from the group around the issues raised by the 2010 World Cup in South Africa are now available online, together with a series of KS3 activities and a thinkpiece on using international sporting events to talk about development with young people.
There are four activities, developed for use with Year 7:
1 Why is the 2010 World Cup important to Cape Town?
2 What problems might the World Cup cause?
3 What is Cape Town doing to address any problems?
4 How will the World Cup impact on the residents of Cape Town?
Whilst the activities related to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, they could be changed so as to be applicable to any major sporting event or “international festival” such as the 2012 Olympics, Eurovision, or major climate change conferences.
Read more, and download resources: More than just a game of football?